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Feb 20, 2024

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In Memoriam: Sheriff Richard H. Berdnik

CLIFTON, NJ – It is with deep sorrow that we announce the passing of Passaic County Sheriff Richard H. Berdnik on January 23, 2024. We extend our prayers and condolences to the Berdnik Family as well as the citizens of Clifton and all of Passaic County, especially the Passaic County Sheriff’s Department and the Clifton Police Department. Visiting Tuesday, January …

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In Memoriam: Councilwoman Lauren Murphy

NEW JERSEY – Clifton City Councilwoman Lauren E. Murphy, 69, of Clifton, passed away on January 13, 2024. Born in Passaic, she lived in Garfield and Paterson before moving to Clifton in 2006. The Executive Director of the Passaic County One Stop Career Center in Paterson for over 10 years, Lauren had also been an Administrator for the Passaic County …

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Father Ian Boyd, CSB – Requiescat in Pace

The G. K. Chesterton Institute for Faith & Culture Mourns the Death of Our Founder, Father Joseph Ian Boyd, C.S.B. (Requiescat in Pace – January 23, 1935 – January 10, 2024) Father Ian Boyd, a priest of the Congregation of Saint Basil and an internationally recognized Chesterton scholar, died in Edmonton, Canada on January 10, 2024. He was the author …

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Maria “Majka” Derkacz-Strybel

Maria (“Majka”) Derkacz-Strybel (1947-2022) Majka went on to her eternal reward on 2 August 2022 following her third and final stroke in eight months’ time.  She was the wife of our long standing Warsaw correspondent Robert Strybel. Known to her friends as Majka, she was an author and translator specializing in Polish and world culinary arts. To her bereaved husband …

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PMA Mourns The Loss of Teresa Abick

ILLINOIS – It is with sadness that the Polish Museum of America informs our members, friends and supporters of the passing of Teresa Abick, past Polish National Alliance Vice President. Mrs. Abick was a member and a dear friend of the PMA. In 2009, Mrs. Abick was recipient of the PMA Summer Gala Spirit Award.  She was born in Michigan …

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Anna Julia Chorazy, M.D., F.A.A.P.

Anna Julia Chorazy, M.D., F.A.A.P. of Forest Hills, PA, age 85, passed away peacefully on Saturday, February 12, 2022. Anna was born in Braddock, PA, on February 25, 1936, the only child of Walter and Cecelia (Swiatkowski) Lyjak. She was a graduate of Braddock High School, Waynesburg College, and Woman’s Medical School in Philadelphia. She trained as a resident in …

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Obituary – Helen Plucinsky (nee Stefaniak)

Helen Plucinsky (nee Stefaniak) age 89 passed away peacefully on October 27th 2021. She was born in Garfield on February 28th 1932 to the late Michael and Mary Stefaniak. She was the beloved wife of William Plucinsky.  She is survived by her Daughters Patricia Gray and Nancy Christ. She attended S.S. Cyril & Methodius RC Grammar School in Clifton and Pope …

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PMA Mourns The Loss of Bohdan Sokolowski

The Polish Museum of America honors the memory of PMA friend and brother-in-law of PMA Board Member Anna Sokolowski, Bohdan “Dan” L. Sokolowski, who passed away on March 1, 2021, at age 73. Dan was born, alongside his twin brother Mark, on August 8, 1947 in England. After spending his youth in Argentina, he arrived with his family to Chicago in …

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Edward F. Olearczyk Sr.
A Proud Polonian!

Edward F. Olearczyk of Linden and Watchung, NJ died peacefully on December 1, 2020 at his daughters home in Barnegat. Edward was born 1928 in Linden, NJ to Mary and Andrew Olearczyk. Educated in public schools he left high school to join the Navy in 1945. After leaving the US Navy he found employment with GM and Merck prior to …

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